Indians, Dukes lose on the road

Published 9:16 pm Thursday, October 12, 2023

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The varsity football teams for Southampton High School and Windsor High School continued to struggle against Tri-Rivers District opponents as they both fell on the road by decisive margins last week.

On Friday, Oct. 6, the Indians took on host Brunswick High School, which improved to 5-1 this season by defeating Southampton 34-14.

The same night, the Dukes visited Sussex Central High School, and the score was 6-6 midway through the first quarter, but then the Tigers pulled away in a big way, leading 50-6 by halftime. They kept Windsor from scoring the rest of the way en route to a 56-6 home win, improving to 6-1 on the year.

The Dukes (2-5) will look to snap a four-game losing streak on Friday, Oct. 13, when they host Surry County High School (2-5) at 7 p.m. The Cougars will be looking to bounce back from a 46-26 home loss to Franklin High School.

The Indians (1-5) will be home for their next two games, playing Greensville County High School (3-2) on Friday, Oct. 13, and then Surry County on Friday, Oct. 20, before visiting Windsor on Friday, Oct. 27. All the games begin at 7 p.m.

The Greensville County Eagles will be entering their game against Southampton fresh off a 50-46 home win over Surry County.


At halftime of the Greensville-Southampton game, a ceremony will be held, recognizing the 1973 Southampton High School football team that won the school its first AA state football championship 50 years ago. 

The celebration will include players, coaches, cheerleaders, spirit girls, faculty and staff from 1973. Former Big Red standout S. Bernard Goodwyn, who is now chief justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, will preside over the ceremony.